A Perfect Mix

This week will be the first week in many months that I’ve actually had a legitimate work week. You know, the standard kind where you go to work for 8+ hours a day for 5 days a week. My first one in months. I’m loving the “in months” part of that, not exactly head over heels for the week ahead of me. I’ve been blessed but now its time for the reality of adult life to kick in. Obviously this isn’t exactly part of the perfect mix… My perfect mix is a lot more fun than working and this past week I managed to get a little bit of everything Colorado has to offer in December. Backcountry powder. Corduroy runs. Rolling trails. Gorgeous sunsets. Incredible people. Cuddly cat. Splitboarding at Butler Gulch Early morning riding at Keystone Sunny trail runs … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Love…finding, sharing, building

It was a productive weekend…I actually got homework done for a change! Plus we have clean clothes in the closet and cookie dough in the fridge! It was the first weekend in a while we stayed close to home, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t go exploring – I tried something new, introduced Lynne to the beauty of trails and scoped out some new trails! Finding a Prospective Love: Indoor Climbing On Saturday I went indoor rock climbing for the first time ever. Once again Heather was helping to expand my horizons in the world of active living! I’ve been climbing outside before but never inside…since I’m not counting that one time on the little wall on the campus gym for a “team building” course! After my Saturday AM class {worst time ever to have class…} I headed up to … [Click Here For the Full Story]

It snowed!

It snowed. It snowed! IT SNOWED! Not very much, only a few inches. But it snowed! And I was – and am – all kinds of excited. I was in class all day Monday and on my lunch break I was outside in jeans and a t-shirt. It was warm, sunny and gorgeous. A bit like the new “typical” January day in Denver. When I left the building at 4pm I saw snow! Only about 3 snowflakes fluttering around, but snow! Still a pretty typical winter day in Denver…sun and snow! By the time I got home it was snowing. Legitimately snowing! I had to use my windshield wipers and everything. This all got a little exciting when my passenger side wiper detached itself 4 miles from home, but I survived! Stupid windshield wipers, they hate me! Chris’s car’s wipers … [Click Here For the Full Story]

The hips don’t lie… {trail running}

We’ve been spending a lot of time on the trails lately. If the weather isn’t good enough for biking and trail running we compromise, find a more technical trail and hike it. Sometimes we run a bit but Chris strongly prefers biking so usually its just hiking. Besides, I like having an excuse to not run up some of the more technical trails! This week we headed to Green Mountain {aka, William Frederick Hayden Park} and Lair o’ the Bear. We’ve been to Green Mountain multiple times but haven’t seen all the trails yet. Lair o’ the Bear was something new for us. A little more online research would have been useful but it was a fun little jaunt. Green Mountain Before we could do any biking we needed to put new brakes on Chris’s bike. That’s the beauty of … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Getting the back on track…

I’ve come to two realizations. First, desk work can be hard…on your back. Second, being off my feet while working does not make my trail running any more consistent. Bummer. Neither of those were expected, but I guess it makes sense. I have spent the last 1.5 years in a job that required me to be on my feet for 9-16 hours at a time. Sure, I’d sit down to eat or work on a computer for a bit, but mostly I was on my feet. And it didn’t bother me. …Dinosaur and Dakota Ridge, just because… Now that I’m working {mostly} from home and spending a incredible amount of time sitting in my computer chair pounding out gibberish on my keyboard I’m realizing that on-your-feet-work might be the way to go! My back has been hating me, especially when … [Click Here For the Full Story]